Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Veterans Lake – Sulphur OK

Description

“Veterans Lake is located in the western portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area’s Platt Historic District. The lake is an excellent fishing venue, hiking and picnicking nearby. No-wake boating is allowed on the lake. It was created by damming the Travertine Creek.

Veterans Lake was built in in the mid-1930s by the WPA and became part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in 1983. Land for the lake was funded by local citizens in the Sulphur area. The 67-acre lake was named in honor of American war veterans. The lake offers three miles of shoreline, along with a boat ramp, boat dock and fishing dock. The lake also features picnic areas, grills, restrooms and a group shelter. The state record black bass hybrid was caught here in March of 2006, weighing eight pounds, five ounces. [Information obtained from National Park Service website].”   (waymarking.com)

Source notes

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMM142_Veterans_Lake_Sulphur_OK
Marjorie Barton, _Leaning on a Legacy: The WPA in Oklahoma_, Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2008. Pg. 110.
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okmurray/Murray/PLATT/veterans_lake.htm

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Location Info


Veterans Lake Dam
Sulphur, OK 73086

Coordinates: 34.491911, -96.987449

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